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Mark Stewart
Artist | Traditional Art
United Kingdom
Current Residence: United Kingdom (Plymouth)

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OK .. about me,
I joined DA back in 2011 after a long absence from the art world. I decided to explore the humble graphite pencil and the human portrait. I gave myself 5yrs to do this and this year 2014 is my 4th year. The one thing i have learned so far is that 5yrs is nowhere near enough time.
I studied and worked as a illustrator back in the day and my drawings do tend to take on an illustrative style at times but I quite like that as I'm not trying to achieve photo realism and i believe in letting a style develop naturally. Most are straight forward copies because they are only drawn so i can experiment with ideas or techniques. Some will be motivated by tones alone and others by textures. I love reflected light and dramatic lighting also .. I draw on smooth Bristol paper and Bristol Velum with a more textured surface, i find that moving from one to the other presents different challenges which i enjoy ... i draw to learn.
I also believe in sharing and so i will add the occasional walkthrough to share what i have learned. I have also added many old illustrations to my gallery for any who want to see them.

Thank you in advance for any faves, i do not have the time to answer each one personally but i do answer all comments and enjoy hearing from you all and visiting new watchers galleries.

I do consider commissioned work, if you are interested feel free to visit my website for all details.
Have a great 2014 and thank you for visiting my page .... enjoy your art :D

A question for pencil artists: Out of all the pencils you use which one is your most used .. your favourite 

88 deviants said 2B
40 deviants said 4B
38 deviants said HB
23 deviants said Other
19 deviants said B
17 deviants said 6B
15 deviants said 3B
9 deviants said 8B
4 deviants said 5B
3 deviants said 7B


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CartoonWatch Featured By Owner 19 hours ago  Hobbyist
your crazy good
mrswinchester88 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
You don't even uderstand how jelly i am of you right now
markstewart Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you, glad you like them :D
mrswinchester88 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014
your welcome
evlena Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Many thanks for your favorites!
markstewart Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014   Traditional Artist
You're more than welcome.
delph-ambi Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
Thanks for the faves, Mark :)
markstewart Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014   Traditional Artist
Most welcome :D
irfanwasiq Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
You are more than amazing
So much detailed and finishing is outstanding
"Stay Blessed"
markstewart Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :D
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